Tuesday 16 January 2018

North's mollycoddled politicians have to fix this themselves

'At first, Mr McGuinness advised Mrs Foster to step aside while a private inquiry took place.' Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
'At first, Mr McGuinness advised Mrs Foster to step aside while a private inquiry took place.' Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mick Fealty

The most remarkable thing about the latest collapse in the now almost 10-year-long political arrangement/ accommodation - call it what you may - between the DUP and Sinn Féin is its untidiness.

Many of us assumed that if or when it came, it would be a controlled collapse.

For most of their time in joint power, their greatest single boast was that it had lasted longer than the original, much looser UUP/SDLP arrangement which was constantly stop-starting due to a combative DUP taking advantage of the IRA's recalcitrance towards giving up its weaponry.

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